- Handbuilt pot
- made of clay collected from the potter's surroundings
- decorative motifs painted with a goat hair brush made by the potter to apply natural pigments
- made in the Moroccan Rif mountains
Approximate measurements: Ø18x13cm
Edition of 11
Variation is to be expected, each piece differs in color, size, shape and decorations due to its handmade nature. sumano is about simplicity, imperfections, and embracing the "flaws".
Each piece is fired in an open fire, which makes unexpected and surprising results, including smoke marks on some pieces. This means that each piece is one of a kind and cannot be duplicated.
- Do not pour water inside
The ceramics are not glazed. We advise you to keep it as a decorative object if you want to conserve the original aspect. Please note that our pieces are not food safe.
In this village, about fifteen women were producing ceramics in the early 1980s. Today Fatima is the only one still working. Fatima learned the craft out of necessity. Fatima has more than ten children. None of her five daughters wanted to learn pottery. Fatima’s husband is a shepherd.
Outside despite the overwhelming heat that prevails during summer, she decorates these pieces sitting on the floor with no comfort and very little material.
During spring, Fatima makes smokers and beehives. She also produces pieces like mejmars (barbecue) for the sheep festival in September.
Because we care about Mother Earth and we love the idea of reusing the packaging, we decided to work with local artisans and have them make baskets for each pottery piece. Made from local dwarf palm and cane, they are their perfect partner.
We try our best to have 100% sustainable packaging but it seems that we cannot yet pass on plastic bubble wrap. Please send us tips if you have found any alternative.
Pottery and transportation can be challenging. So in order to make sure that the pottery that you receive arrives safe and sound, we have tested multiple methods and selected the most secure for your peace of mind.